Overview

It is recommended that the tests/exams are completed as a student using the Student Preview tool to check the question formatting, how long the test takes to complete and that the selected settings function as expected from a student point of view.

Note: If the test/exam is prepared in a 'Sandpit' course in Staging, the test needs to be rechecked when it is moved to your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course.

Set up a Student account

Use the Student Preview tool to create a test student account so you can check your test/exam.

  1. Click on the Student Preview tool to view your course as a student.
  2. Select Exit Student Preview and select Keep the preview user and all data. 

This will create a test student account in your course with the username Yourname_PreviewUser.

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Check a Blackboard Test (Exam)

Note: To maintain test/exam security, use the Test Availablity Exceptions to make the test available only to your Yourname_PreviewUser test student account.

  1. Hover your mouse over the test title.
  2. Click on the arrow button.
  3. Select Edit the Test Options from the drop-down list.
  4. Change the Test Availability Exceptions​ to add an availability exception for Yourname_PreviewUser so you will be able to view the test as a student.
  5. Click on the Student Preview tool and navigate to and start the test.
  6. Complete the test as a student and review:
    • The formatting of all test/exam questions.
    • The time taken to complete the test.
    • The setting work as expected from a student point of view.

Refer to the Edit Test Options and Student Preview tool guides.

Repeat testing

To allow the checking process to be repeated, you will need to clear the test attempt of your Yourname_PreviewUser test student account in Grade Centre. Refer to the Ignore Test Attempt guide.

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Check a Document Upload Exam

Note: To maintain test/exam security, use Adaptive Release to ensure all links are only available to your Yourname_PreviewUser test student account.

  1. Click on the Student Preview tool and navigate to and start the exam.
  2. Complete the exam as a student and review:
    • The availability of the question paper, instructions and that Turnitin/Blackboard Assignment work as expected.
    • The time taken to complete the exam, including the submission.
    • The ease of use of the technology options you have selected.
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